Regian Eersel, the current world champion of lightweight Muay Thai, is in no way underestimating his opponent, the Russian Dmitry Menshikov, for the title fight that is planned to take place the following week.
Their fight will be the main event of ONE Fight Night 11 on Prime Video, which will take place on June 9 at the illustrious Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok. It is accessible live during primetime in the United States and is offered at no additional cost to Prime Video customers in North America.
The Surinamese champion, Eersel, has stated that he is anticipating an all-out challenge from Dmitry Menshikov, whom he regards as a good fighter who packs a lot of fire, heading into the competition.
‘The Immortal’ stated the following in an interview with ONE Championship:
My impression is that he is an extremely skilled combatant. He exerts a significant amount of force.”
In October of last year, 30-year-old Regian Eersel became a two-time world champion as he won the ONE lightweight Muay Thai world title in addition to the gold medal he already held in kickboxing. By way of a split decision, he emerged victorious over the Thai boxer Sinsamut Klinmee.
In March, the two boxers squared off against one another in a rematch, and during that fight, the defending champion successfully defended his world title by knocking out Klinmee in the fourth round with a stunning body shot.
In addition to allowing him to keep his title, Regian Eersel’s latest victory brought his unbeaten run in ONE Championship to nine bouts in a row, a trend that he will look to extend at ONE Fight Night 11.
Dmitry Menshikov, who is 25 years old and fights for Empire Club/Kuzbass Muay Thai, has already made a reputation for himself on the European circuit with his team. He is now making his debut in the world of promotional boxing.
He joins ONE Championship riding a winning streak of 11 fights, which he is counting on to catapult him to the top of the lightweight Muay Thai division. ONE Championship is an international mixed martial arts competition.